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Jim Ard
Chicago Bulls
Power forward/Center
Born September 19, 1948 (1948-09-19) (age 61)
Seattle, Washington
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 215 lb (98 kg)
College University of Cincinnati
Draft 1st round, 6th overall, 1970
Seattle SuperSonics
Pro career 1970–1978
Former teams New York Nets (1970-73)
Memphis Tams (1973-74)
Boston Celtics (1974-77)

Jimmie Lee Ard (born September 19, 1948 in Seattle, Washington) is a retired American professional basketball player.

A 6'8" forward/center from the University of Cincinnati, Ard began his professional career in 1970 with the New York Nets of the American Basketball Association (ABA). He is best known for his three years (1974-77) with the National Basketball Association's Boston Celtics, for whom he provided rebounding and hustle-play as a backup for Dave Cowens. He also played briefly for the Chicago Bulls.[1]

Ard sank the go-ahead free throws in game five of the 1976 NBA Finals, a triple-overtime affair between the Celtics and Phoenix Suns. These free throws have been described as "the two most historic free throws in both Celtics and NBA history."[2] The Celtics went on to win that series for the 1976 NBA championship.


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